Registration of Maternity Homes Act, 1934

Prohibition of carrying on maternity home by unregistered person or in unregistered premises.

6.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, on and after the appointed day, it shall not be lawful for any person to carry on a maternity home in the functional area of a local authority unless—

(a) such person is registered in respect of such home in the register kept by such local authority, or

(b) such home is for the time being an exempted maternity home within the meaning of the next following section.

(2) If any person acts in contravention of this section such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds and, in the case of a continuing offence under this section, to a further fine not exceeding ten pounds for every day during which the offence is continued.

(3) Where a person who is registered in respect of a maternity home dies, it shall be lawful for the personal representative or a member of the family of such person to carry on such maternity home for a period not exceeding six months from the date of the death of such person notwithstanding that such personal representative or member is not registered in the said register in respect of such maternity home.